CHICKEN Inn have signed the duo of former Highlanders player Tapiwa Dephistara and former Chiredzi striker David Temwanjira while also retaining the services of Mkhokheli Dube and Canaan Nkomo ahead of the 2015 Castle Lager Premier Soccer league season.
Club chairman Lifa Ncube yesterday confirmed they had signed Dephistara, who was axed by Bosso, and Temwanjira without divulging the status of the contracts that the players have signed.
“Mkhokheli and Nkomo have extended their stay with us while we have signed David Temwanjira and Tapiwa Dephistara and promoted five players from our juniors ranks in addition to Mitchelle Katsvairo and Edmore Chirambadare. That will be enough for Chicken Inn,” Ncube said. The deals were handled by Mlungisi Moyo, who is now the Chicken Inn treasurer.
Goalkeeper Wandile Ndlovu joins Elvis Chipezeze and Pride and Zendera while the promoted juniors are Amos Ncube, Thulani Nxusani, Musa Phiri, Tambudzai Ngulube and Brighton Manhire. Katsvairo joins Chicken Inn from FC Platinum with Chirambadare coming from Tsholotsho FC.
The GameCocks released Ramson Zhuwao, Charles Mutero, Tonderai Charles, Last Chibwiro and goalkeeper Bhekimpilo Ncube, but retained most of their players from last year and started their pre-season preparations on Tuesday at Hartsfield Stadium.
Coach Joey Antipas was expected join them yesterday.
Some of the players that Chicken Inn have retained are Danny Phiri, Guide Goddard, Clemence Matawu, Passmore Benard, Bhekimpilo Ncube, Thomas Chimenya, Ishmael Lawe, Ben Nyahunzvi, Moses Jackson, Toto Banda, Lawrence Mhlanga, Devine Lunga, Thabani Goredema, Brian Juru, Brian Mbiriri and George Majika.